Holy Cross College musical
HOLY Cross College students are presenting their drama production of Villain School this month.
The story, by Brian D Taylor, takes place at VILE (The Villain’s Institute for Learning Evil) where all the storybook villains – thieves, witches, werewolves and evil geniuses – learn to be evil.
The new kid at the institute, Frank Stein, shakes things up by breaking the school’s cardinal rule, falling head over heels in love with the queen bee, Heidi Jekyll.
Year 11 student Paul Botha, who plays Frank Stein, said it was a difficult play to get into character for.
“It’s a lot harder to get into character when you can’t relate,” he said.
The play features a cast of 35 students from years 6 to 12.
College production director and learning area co-ordinator Chris McRae said it was one of the college’s most ambitious productions.
“Because this is a new script, people have in their mind Harry Potter and a magical world, but this is a big melting pot of story tellers,” he said. “It’s quite unique.
“We give students the opportunity to learn new skills about production and performance both on and off stage.
“Students are involved in not only acting roles, but in lighting, sounds, stage management, design and media, which makes the end result even more special for them.”
Villain School will take to the stage at Holy Cross College in Ellenbrook for three performances on June 21, 22 and 23.
Tickets are available from www.trybooking.com/346290.
Some members of the cast rehearsing for the play Villain School.